Self: Do we have only four emotions?

  SELF: New Research Says There Are Only Four Emotions Conventional scientific understanding is that there are six emotions (well six big ones, there are lots of diminutives, or variations on a theme), but new research suggests there may only happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and … [Read more...]

Self-esteem comes with self-knowledge and self-love.

Self-esteem comes from self-knowledge and self-love. There's no other way to get it. Here's a piece on Self-esteem by Helen Nieves writing on Psych Central. She's a Mental Health Counselor  who works in New York. She offers list of 14 ways that may help you to build your self-esteem and … [Read more...]

Settling for the wrong lover? Many people do.

SETTLING FOR THE WRONG LOVER? (BOYFRIEND, GIRLFRIEND, HUSBAND, OR WIFE?) Mike Bundrant, writing on Psych Central, has a piece that briefly covers four main reasons people settle in love. (I'll take on each of these points in subsequent articles.) People do settle, he writes. "In one survey … [Read more...]

How to cope with anxiety from an expert

How to cope with anxiety--from an expert. Scott Stossel, editor of The Atlantic, is a long-time sufferer of anxiety. In a piece called Surviving Anxiety he writes about holding down a high-profile, high pressure job while being anxious about...well a lot! (Photo: Jamie Chung) Stossel … [Read more...]

Are parents at fault for poor schools?

Are parents at fault for poor schools in the U.S. and Canada? Or at least partly to blame? President Obama spent some time in his State of the Union address recently, talking about education. There is always a great deal of talk about education, of course, but much less action by … [Read more...]

Procrastination: Caused by low-self-worth and other bad things!

Procrastination: Caused by low-self-worth and other bad things! Procrastination affects us all. About 84% of us suffer from it to some degree. For many, it stressful  and causes anxiety but for others it is a paralyzing affliction that can wreck lives.    Helen Nieves, writing in Psych … [Read more...]

Know Yourself. Do you know YOURSELF?

DO IT YOURSELF: KNOW YOURSELF. Are you, You? (I MEAN THE REAL YOU AND NOT AN IMPOSTOR OF SOME KIND?) Do you even know? Have you thought about it lately? (This is part 2 in our series on the self. Part one is below.) Self-Knowledge' is crucial to determining who we are and what we want on … [Read more...]

Malcolm Gladwell Is America’s Best-Paid Fairy-Tale Writer

"Malcolm Gladwell Is America's Best-Paid Fairy-Tale Writer The heavily-footnoted uplift of 'David and Goliath"' Malcolm Gladwell, the Canadian New Yorker columnist and author, has written several best-selling books and is profiled by John Gray in The New Republic. Grey reflects some of the … [Read more...]

Will a computer take your Job?

  Will a computer take your job?   The graph here might tell you. Has a computer already taken your job...or part of it? Should you be worried? Probably. Imaginative people who plan will not suffer this fate. If you know yourself you can figure it out. I can definitely help … [Read more...]

Sexist Stereotypes About Women In The Workplace

Sexist stereotypes about women in the workplace continue says a report by Pantene. Think sexism is dead? Not by much. by Elizabeth Plank via policymic   If this article was of interest, please click here to join the free registration for Self-Knowledge College. I’ll be sending you a lot of … [Read more...]